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November 12, 2018
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The Use of Ultrasound to Increase Profit and Grow Business in the Urgent Care Center

Fabrizia Faustinella, MD, PhD, FACP Department of Family and Community Medicine Baylor College of Medicine Urgent care operators eager to set themselves apart from the pack are looking at expanding their ability to offer emerging services with ultrasound. To ensure the investment reaps dividends, you and your team will need to understand its place in diagnostics. When is it the “right” choice as opposed to other modalities? And what are the benefits to the patient of having an ultrasound image taken in your location vs being transferred somewhere else to get one?

Use the link below to register to watch a recording of the live webinar.

 

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November 6, 2018
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As Flu Visits to Urgent Care Start to Climb, FDA Clears a New Treatment

For the first time in two decades, the Food and Drug Administration has approved use of a new drug to treat acute uncomplicated influenza in patients 12 years of age and older who have been symptomatic for ≤48 hours. While that’s great news in the wake of last year’s rough flu season, urgent care providers must be aware of the need for timely diagnosis—and pass that message along to patients. With less than 2 days to treat, starting with the appearance of systems, quick diagnosis is essential.

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September 14, 2018
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Disaster Strikes—What’s the Plan for Your Urgent Care Center?

Urgent care centers exist to help people who need to see a healthcare professional today. When that need coincides with a natural or man-made disaster, every location must have a plan of action to ensure any downtime is minimal, staff needs are met, and the business is able to survive.

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August 28, 2018
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Innovators in Urgent Care Series Webinar | Journal of Urgent Care Medicine

The first installment of the Innovators in Urgent Care Experience, sponsored by Konica Minolta, focuses on ways to create return customers through walk-in primary care services,

Thomas H. Scott, DO, MBA, FACEP, the chief medical officer for ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care. shares insights into how the unique offerings of urgent care can help fill the void between family practice and the ED, and how providing exceptional patient-centric care and improved access at a competitive cost for the patient creates a healthy business proposition.

If you missed his talk, you can listen to it by clicking the link

Categories: Urgent Care
August 15, 2018
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Patient Engagement Breeds Solid—and Lasting—Relationships

Advances in technology have smoothed many of the rough spots in keeping patient records, billing, and communication. The flip side of that is that healthcare consumers become more demanding all the time. Healthcare providers need to increase their focus on patient engagement to keep up. Urgent care operators actually have a great advantage in this area, as the nature of our business is inherently more consumer-oriented than, say, a traditional primary care office.

Categories: Urgent Care
August 2, 2018
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Improving Patient Flow in Urgent Care Through Online Appointment Scheduling

Convenient, quality, same-day care is one of the hallmarks of the urgent care setting. Many operators have moved to offer preregistration to speed visits along, but the question of whether an online appointment system would be effective in further improving efficiency in visits has not been studied previously. 

The aim of our study was to evaluate how the implementation of an online appointment scheduling system would affect wait times and throughput in our urgent care facility. 

 

Categories: Urgent Care
August 2, 2018
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Free JUCM Webinars Will Share Tips from Innovators, for Innovators, in Urgent Care | Journal of Urgent Care Medicine

Konica Minolta is sponsoring a series of free webinars, where leaders and innovators in healthcare share their best practices.

Categories: Urgent Care
June 4, 2018
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Keeping Patients In-House by Forging New Partnerships

Western Connecticut Medical Group (WCMG) and American Family Care (AFC) have entered into a collaborative partnership to provide coordinated patient care—or, put more plainly, to increase the odds of retaining patients who visit AFC’s urgent care locations within a defined follow-up path. The two companies have structured their arrangement so AFC patients who need follow-up will have improved access to primary and specialty care practices within WCMG.

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June 18, 2018
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UCAOA is now UCA, Your Gateway to Better

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UCA: The Gateway to Better On-Demand Care Urgent Care Association Launches New Brand Identity to Mirror Industry Changes The Urgent Care Association of America is becoming the Urgent Care Association (UCA) and expanding the scope of its offerings to include new providers and technologies that are critical to the delivery of high-quality, on-demand care.

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April 25, 2018
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Article Highlights Migration from Traditional Primary Care to Urgent Care

The ongoing growth of urgent care, among other trends, is at least partially responsible for an increasing scarcity of traditional primary care physicians, according to analysis of new data posted to Advisory Board.

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